Identity Development of Northern Crafts: Northern Crafts ID

The project «Identity Development of Northern Crafts: Northern Crafts ID» is selected by ENI CBC Karelia programme under the priority «Growing cross-border business cooperation» and will be implemented from 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2022. The project aims to improve capacity and increase possibility to start and develop handicrafts related business as well as boost the role of craftsmen in the cross-border economic development of the Republic of Karelia in Russia and Northern Karelia and North Ostrobothnia in Finland. 

Project is led by the Association of Ethnocultural Centres and Heritage Organizations ECHO, other partners are University of Eastern Finland and Finland - Russia - society on the Finnish side, and tourist company «Karelika» and Center for Support of Indigenous Peoples and Civic Diplomacy «Young Karelia» on the Russian side.

Project news:

Launch of the project

Questionnaire for craftsmen

Northern Crafts ID online

Educational programme "Business Skills for Craftsmen"